Biography of Evgeny (Yevgeniy) Volkov

Evgeny (Yevgeniy) N. Volkov, Professor at the State University, Higher School of Economics, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia, is a social psychologist and member of the Administrative Council (Board of Directors) of Family and Personality Protection Society, Ukraine. Mr. Volkov specializes in counseling, trainings and expert testimony in the field of social influence and critical thinking. He teaches courses on psychology, conflict resolution, critical thinking, and social engineering, including a course “Psychological Defense Against Psychological and Spiritual Abuse.”

Mr. Volkov has over 80 publications, including “The Criminal Challenge to Practical Psychology: A Phenomenon of Destructive Cults and Mind Control,” “Methods of Recruitment and Mind Control in Destructive Cults,” “The Basic Models of Mind Control (Thought Reform),” and “Consultation with Victims of an Intensive Mental Manipulation: Basic Principles, Specificity of Practice.” His translations of books on social influence and cults are widely known in Russia. Mr. Volkov also teaches psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, and educators at seminars and gives trainings in many cities of Russia and NIS. He consults with municipal, governmental and non-governmental organizations, lawyers, and journalists, and has participated in many TV-shows and TV documentaries about cults and psychological abuse. He also consults with individuals and families adversely affected by psychological and spiritual abuse in various groups and organizations. WWW —